Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Pittsburgh Office of Public Art: Wood Street to Mon Wharf Design Team, call for artists

Office of Public Art
Request for Qualifications
Wood Street to Mon Wharf Design Team


The Office of Public Art welcomes artists to attend an information meeting about the RFQ process on Wednesday, February 16, 2011 from 6-7pm. The meeting will be held at Point Park University, 201 Wood Street, in room GRW1 in the Point Park University Dance complex. To access the meeting space, enter Lawrence Hall at 201 Wood Street on the corner of Wood Street and the Boulevard of the Allies. Signs will direct you to the meeting location.

The Office of Public Art will discuss the application process and respond to questions. This meeting is not required to submit an RFQ.


Point Park University and Riverlife are working with the Office of Public Art to commission an artist to be a part of the design team to develop an innovative project that connects Wood Street to the newly created Mon Wharf Landing in downtown Pittsburgh, PA. The artist will be placed on a design team with La Quatra Bonci Associates, a Pittsburgh landscape architecture firm experienced in working with artists.

Budget: $15,000 for the artist’s conceptual proposal fee

Deadline: March 7, 2011 at 5pm

Apply: Download a copy of the RFQ

For more information, please visit www.publicartpittsburgh.org.


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